We had a fantastic community celebration event for our Make Do & Mend project at The Hub in Wythenshawe. Loads of young people attended to see their work on display and watch a film about the project. We were very pleased to have local police chief Caroline Hemingway on hand to give an inspiring talk and present the young women with certificates for all their hard work. We also enjoyed an historical buffet of refreshments and some party games from the 1940s and 1980s in keeping with the heritage theme of our project. Well done to all involved and we look forward to working with you again in the future!
The exhibition of young women’s work from our Make Do & Mend project is now on at the People’s History Museum! It will be displayed in the Accumulator Tower space until Tuesday 28th May so do go and take a look while you’ve got the chance – there are leaflets to take away and a visitors’ book to share your own comments and ideas in. Here are some pictures of the girls surveying their handiwork to give you a taste of what’s on show!
An exhibition of young women’s work from our Make Do & Mend project will be taking place at the People’s History Museum from April 27th. Here’s a link to their website for more details – come and take a look!
Young women from Wythenshawe have been working with enJOY arts on an exciting creative heritage project. Girls from local youth groups have been taking inspiration from the women of the past in drama and textiles workshops on the theme of ‘Make Do & Mend’.
In these times of austerity, the young women have been looking to their ancestors for creative ways of coping – bringing back the ‘Make Do & Mend’ spirit of bygone days.
The exhibition will showcase the jewellery, accessories and textile pieces the young women have created, in addition to photographs of drama workshops and heritage visits.
This project has been funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund Young Roots Programme, with support from People’s History Museum and Willow Park Housing Trust.